Following the latest wave of legislative changes to Singapore’s employment landscape, Randstad successfully launched the Workpocket 2016 Legislative Update.
The inaugural edition of the Workpocket was launched as a free resource in August 2015 as the definitive HR guide aimed to help navigate the Singaporean employment landscape.
Highlighting the latest labour market trends, human resources issues and developments in employment legislation, the Randstad Workpocket draws on best practices from within Asia and other mature markets around the world.
This latest interim Workpocket Legislative Update looks at the latest legislative changes impacting the employment landscape which sees the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), government and private enterprises working together to meet Singapore’s social and economic needs in critical areas.
Jaya Dass, Country Director – Randstad Singapore noted, “The 2016 Legislative Update comes in response to several changes to the legal and regulatory landscape and helps organizations ensure that they stay up to date with the latest legislation that impacts their business regardless of their size or industry.”
Highlights from the Workpocket 2016 Legislative Update include:
Shaping a modern and flexible workforce
Raising the participation rate of Singapore’s resident labour force has been a key focus of employment law reforms. Strong gains gave already been made, with workforce participation up 2% since 2012, mostly deriving from more women and mature workers remaining or returning to employment.
The latest changes are aimed at sustaining this upward trend and include initiatives such as:
Enhancing wages and employee protections
The Workpocket Legislative Update offers an overview on the following measures and regulatory changes:
Balancing foreign expertise and maintaining core Singaporean workforce
New initiatives have been launched to ensure that Singaporeans are fairly considered for job opportunities and support SMEs facing talent shortages through flexibility with their foreign worker quotas. Topics covered in the Legislative Update include:
In addition to providing guidance on workplace legislation in Singapore, the Workpocket will help you find the right HR solutions quickly and easily. It’s just one of the many resources Randstad provides to help shape the world of work, and make your business a great place to work.